Steelworkers Secretary in Pennsylvania Charged with Records Fraud

Steelworkers logoOn August 28, Michael Pontician, former financial secretary for United Steelworkers Local 480, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to falsifying records to conceal the embezzlement of funds from the Pottsville (Schuylkill County), Pa.-based union. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.